Cloud Database Instance Parameters

  • Last updated on: 2016-01-06
  • Authored by: Rackspace Support

Quick Facts

Here are some important facts to consider when creating a new instance:

  • The length of the instance name is limited to 255 characters and any characters are permitted.
  • You can create a database instance with one or more databases. Databases and users can be configured when you create the instance or at a later time.
  • Each database can have an unlimited number of users associated with it.
  • The default binding for the MySQL instance is port 3306.


For enhanced security, database instances are directly accessible on the internal Rackspace Network and by using a Cloud resource within the same regional data center. For example, a database instance in DFW can only be accessed by a Cloud Server in DFW. For more information, see Public Vs. Private Access and Connecting to Your Database.

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